British Rail’s Approach to Disabled Travelers

This paper describes how, during the International Year of Disabled People, the Chairman of the Board of British Railways was under a commitment in order to make rail travel possible for disabled people in Britain. Accordingly, the committee appointed a Special Advisor who himself was severely disabled and he also had many years of senior-level experience with the Canadian National Railways. With the Advisor in a position of liaison, understanding not only the difficulties of the disabled who wished to travel by train but also the problems facing the Railway officers and staff directly involved, the paper describes how a strategy was developed that would use available financial resources to maximum effect.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: pp 45-50
  • Monograph Title: Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference, Vancouver, Canada, July 21-23, 1986

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  • Accession Number: 01047608
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 4 2007 6:48PM